Dark Wave Playlists, Radio — March 31, 2024 at 11:03 pm

Playlist: Sirius XM’s “Dark Wave” — hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs (3/31/24)

Throbbing Gristle

“Dark Wave,” hosted by Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Matt Sebastian, airs 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern every Sunday on Sirius XM satellite radio’s 1st Wave (Channel 33). The most recent two episodes are also available to subscribers to stream via the Sirius XM app.


Love and Rockets, “All In My Mind” (Express)
Alan Vega, “Saturn Drive” (Saturn Strip)
The The, “The Whisperers” (NakedSelf)
Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Blow the House Down” (Hyaena)
Skeletal Family, “Promised Land” (7-Inch Version) (The Singles Plus 1983-85)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, “Wild God” (Wild God)
The Sisterhood, “Colours” (Gift)
Virgin Prunes, “Love Lasts Forever” (The Moon Looked Down and Laughed)
Xmal Deutschland, “Augin-blick” (Tocisin)
Public Image Ltd., “Flowers of Romance” (Flowers of Romance)
The Wedding Present, “White Riot” (24 Songs)
Suicide, “Dream Baby Dream” (Dream Baby Dream EP)
Gang of Four, “Outside the Trains Don’t Run on Time” (Solid Gold)

Ministry, “So What” (The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste)
Skinny Puppy, “Facist Jock Itch” (Rabies)
Throbbing Gristle, “Six Six Sixties” (Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits)
SPK, “Post-Mortem” (Leichenschrei)
Pailhead, “I Will Refuse” (12-Inch Version) (Side Trax)
The Cure, “World in My Eyes” (Join the Dots)
Depeche Mode, “The Love Thieves” (Ultra)
John Foxx, “No One Driving” (Metamatic)
Kate Bush, “All the Love” (The Dreaming)
Japan, “Life in Tokyo” (Assemblage)
Crispy Ambulance, “From the Cradle to the Grave” (7-Inch Version) (Fin)
Joy Division, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (Peel Session) (Heart and Soul)
Morrissey, “Sister I’m a Poet” (World of Morrissey)
Ian McCulloch, “Proud to Fall” (Candleland)

Bauhaus, “St. Vitus Dance” (In the Flat Field)
The Sisters of Mercy, “A Rock and a Hard Place” (First and Last and Always)
The Jesus and Mary Chain, “My Girl” (Peel Session) (Automatic: Expanded Edition)
The Psychedelic Furs, “This’ll Never Be Like Love” (Made of Rain)
Nine Inch Nails, “Get Down, Make Love” (Pretty Hate Machine)
Nitzer Ebb, “Fun to Be Had” (Showtime)
Section 25, “Looking From a Hilltop” (From the Hip)
Nevilluxury, “Feels Like Dancing Wartime” (Feels Like Dancing Wartime)
Fad Gadget, “One Man’s Meat” (Gag)
Sonic Youth, “Computer Age” (Daydream Nation: Deluxe Edition)
Faith No More, “Mark Bowen” (We Care a Lot)
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, “Mystery Babylon” (Sexplosion)
Killing Joke, “The Wait” (Killing Joke)
New Order, “Your Silent Face” (Power, Corruption & Lies)


Got a request? Requests will be considered for future episodes as long as they fit the show’s format and generally within the 1stWave era — and provided the host doesn’t harbor an intense dislike of the song. 





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  1. So much good music, like Crispy Ambulance and John Foxx, but I have to give it to Hour 3. Some great covers, Nevilluxury, and a great MLWTTKK songs. Great job.

    Your line about bass lines made me think of one of my favorite (sleazy) bass lines. Could you play New Model Army’s “Sex” on an upcoming episode please?

    Thanks and have a great week.

  2. “Kookaburra” by Cocteau Twins for (the next after next) Sunday’s show

  3. Hey Matt long time no see. I still follow Dark Wave and yeah love the playlists. I see now requests take a couple of weeks now but my request in a couple of weeks then is New Order ‘Thieves Like Us’ either with lyrics or instrumental. I hope you are doing well along with the rest of the dark wave family. So yeah that is my request down the line, happy Easter to everyone here and bring on the spring season!

  4. I’d love to hear Duran Duran “The Seventh Stranger”

  5. Great stuff, as always. Was half expecting I Am the Resurrection but I guess that is a little peppy for Darkwave :)

    Also, how about that lead-in set from Russell, the WhyHunger auction winner?? It was fantastic! Recommended listening for anyone who missed it.

  6. Great show! Happy Easter! A couple of suggestions for future weeks:

    Echo and the bunnymen: Rust
    Jesus and Mary Chain: Almost Gold

    Thanks a lot!

  7. Another top notch show! Thank you for playing my JAMC request – I haven’t heard that cover in ages and it still sounds good! And I like the new Nick Cave song.
    A request for an upcoming show:
    David Bowie “Sound and Vision”
    Thank you! Wishing everyone a happy April.

  8. Constantine

    Can you play Cascade by the Banshees for me

    Thanks Matt

  9. Another brilliant program Matt! Thank you for my New Order request…it’s such a beautiful song. Speaking of beautiful songs, I was hoping you could play Fiction Factory’s Feel Like Heaven in honor of my dad who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning. I find music to be the ultimate healer in stressful times. ❤️

    Thanks again as always. 。⁠◕⁠‿⁠◕⁠。

  10. Sonic Youth – Shadow of a Doubt

  11. Spectacular set. Finely balanced as per usual. I really enjoyed hearing a The The deep cut and some Throbbing Gristle. The new Bad Seeds single is great, can’t wait for the new album and fingers crossed for a tour in the fall. That was my first time hearing it so many thanks for adding it to the set.

    Have a great week Matt, cheers!

  12. Another wonderful Sunday night last night! Great show!

  13. I’m not sure what’s better, hearing Dark Wave start or the first song being from Love and Rockets? It sure did give me a giggle when the TKK came on, thank you.

    So speaking of fun covers, could we please hear:

    CLln of Xymox- A Forest

    Last night was a party of a show; thank you for providing the soundtrack.

  14. Sonic Boom – It’s alright

  15. Thanks for playing my request of John Foxx (after Depeche Mode’s “The Love Thieves” no less! [another fav of mine.]) The Soft Moon had covered “No-One Driving”, and that music artist passed away recently – a huge loss to the music world. His stuff is great, including that cover.

    Also, I agree about Ministry’s bass line for “So What?” I heard them play it live maybe 5 years ago, and they had the bass turned way up. I went to my bass tutor the very next day and said, I want to play this and now!

  16. Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See (1993)
    Dead Or Alive – Flowers (1980)

  17. Really enjoyed that Alan Vega bookend in the first hour!

    Here are some requests –

    Adam & The Ants – Zerox
    Lush – Outdoor Miner


  18. Another good set Matt, Really liked Love and Rockets, Public Image Limited, Gang of Four, Ministry and the back to back of The cure covering Depeche Mode and then Depeche Mode and ending with New Order- Your silent face.

  19. I have a fun request from the 80’s – Screaming Blue Messiahs- I wanna be a Flinstone
    or a shoegaze beauty – LUSH- Sweetness and Light

  20. Matt, how about a forgotten gem for next week’s show:

    “Boy (Go)” – The Golden Palominos (feat. Michael Stipe), from the album Visions of Excess.

  21. The last two weeks have been something wonderful. Thank you.

  22. Love that I am still discovering music that I missed out on — now I need to dig into Virgin Prunes. Requesting more XTC. “Travels in Nihilon” perhaps?

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